Former Mayor Dorothy Inman-Johnson writes new book

Dorothy Inman-Johnson's new book
Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 13, 2012

Former Tallahassee Mayor Dorothy Inman-Johnson retired from the Capital Area Community Action Agency at the end of May; and since she has completed a book that will be on beginning Thursday, December 13, 2012 and available for wide distribution to bookstores, e-stores, and colleges and universities.

The title is POVERTY, POLITICS, and RACE...The View from Down Here. Mrs. Johnson brought her proof to a live interview with Abbey Maurer on WTXL ABC 27 News at Sunrise.

"Poverty, Politics, and Race gives a true face to poverty, while knocking down stereotypes on race and poverty; and sheds light on how the politics of the past and present have magnified issues of race in America" says Johnson.

"The book also gives a personal look back at an important period in civil rights in America's history and sounds an alarm at the renewed and very open racial hatred that resurfaced with the election of the first African-American U.S. President. It takes a critical look at current events affecting the lives of average Americans through the prism of a Black woman who has experienced firsthand the effects of poverty, race, and the politics surrounding both issues" according to Johnson.

Johnson adds, "The book hopefully will help remove the blinders and lead to a more honest discussion on the divisions in our country and ways we can begin to heal them."

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